Saturday, I woke up thinking about how I could approve upon Friday’s mantel attempt.
I signed on to my blog and looked at the pictures again and thought I needed to give it one more try…which ended up being two more tries!
Now I only have a million other things to do on a Saturday morning with the kids home.
Why not waste more time obsessing over something so trivial?
Sure, why not?!!
First, (or second if you count Friday’s attempt) I went for a more simple approach.
I always like black and white and since there is a lot of color in the room, I thought simple would be better.
As you can see, I changed the oil painting from the day before to a photograph I used over my Autumn Console last week.
The picture was taken on our apple picking adventure. Then just for fun, I tried yet another attempt:
This time I added more color back in and filled up the mantel a little more. The orange and the pumpkins tie in together and I also put in twine balls to tie into the wheat.
This was how it looked on Friday:
As you can see from Friday’s mantel attempt, the white kind of stood out too much. Now that I changed the picture to one with a white mat, it seems to make more sense to me.
You might notice that you don’t see much of this room on my blog. That is because we are always in here and the room is not really what I want it to be.
Although this sectional is super-practical for an active family. I have never loved it.
While I am pointing out flaws, you might notice all I have are blinds on the windows. I have never gotten around to putting up panels, PLUS – I would actually love plantation shutters in here. Not going to happen because of the cost but you think by now I would have done something more…
But I do need to keep something on the windows because during the day the glare makes the TV unwatchable! How would we see Spongebob?
Oh and while I am at it, don’t laugh too much at our golf golf club fireplace tools! My in-laws bought them for my golfer husband a few years ago and I just haven’t had the heart to get rid of them….yet.
I do believe they are uhhh…falling apart! Yes, they are falling apart – must replace!
Did I mention I want to rip out my builder fireplace and replace it with a stone one? I swear, it’s a good thing my husband doesn’t read my blog! But I am putting it on my Christmas List this year!
Anyway, enough about the family room issues. Lets get back the mantel!
What do you guys think?
Simple and black and white:
Festive black, orange and white:
How are you decorating your mantel for fall?